'Let the American Public Decide': Judge Nap Calls for Release of FISA Memo, Documents
Republican lawmakers continue to push for the release of a much-hyped memo that purportedly reveals government surveillance abuse.
The House Intelligence Committee will meet on Monday to discuss the four-page memo -- which some House Republicans have claimed contains "disturbing" information on how the FISA surveillance program was used to target the Trump campaign -- and may vote to make it public.
Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said not only should the memo be made public, it should have been made public while Congress was voting to re-authorize FISA several weeks ago.
"If Congress knew of the alleged abuses of FISA -- that's the government's ability to spy on us -- by the NSA, our domestic spies, and by the intelligence division of the FBI, they might not have expanded FISA the way they did," Napolitano said.
He said he expects the memo to be released because the House Intelligence Committee is dominated by Republicans, and President Trump has signaled that he will authorize its release.
"Why does he have to authorize it? Because there are top secret materials in there. And only the president can declassify that which has already been classified as 'top secret,'" Napolitano explained.
He noted that the memo is based on hundreds of other documents, which he said should also be released.
"Let the American public decide," Napolitano said.
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